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The largest terminal operator in South America has awarded Kalmar with an order for 12 E-One rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. Santos Brasil S/A, operating at the Port of Santos, presented Kalmar with the contract for 7+1 wide and 1-over-6 high units after experiencing great success with their current fleet of five Kalmar conventional hydraulic RTGs delivered early-2006.

The new 16-wheel units will be equipped with Kalmar autosteering and container position verification system, Smartrail, and delivered between September 2007 and January 2008. The 16-wheel model offers a reduction in ground load pressure over the traditional eight-wheel model, thus minimizing wear and tear on the terminal surface.

Santos Brasil S/A currently operates 5 Kalmar RTGs and 5 RTGs of another make at its terminal. The operator is gradually transitioning from a reachstacker operation to a RTG and road truck operation. In 2000, Kalmar Brasil sold 11 reachstackers to Santos Brasil S/A, and after each machine logged approximately 25,000 operating hours, the two companies agreed to a refurbishment contract.

The terminal of Santos Brasil S/A handled 1.1 million TEU in 2005. Their terminal handles approximately 20 percent of all container throughput in Brazil. The Santos andSao Paulo areas are home to approximately 40 percent of the GDP in Brazil. Santos Brasil S/A traffic is expected to increase as they are the only terminal with sufficient area, berths and access roads.

Kalmar Terminal Development Service will complete a study regarding their operations and howthe terminalcould be developed in the future.
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Press information can be found on Kalmar website: Simply click on News Room to be taken to a list of recent press releases or on Press Pictures to be taken to the Kalmar photo gallery. The caption for the photograph reads:

"Santos Brasil S/A ordered 12 E-One RTGs from Kalmar after experiencing great success withits current fleet of five Kalmar conventional hydraulic RTGs (pictured)."

Kalmar is a global provider of container and heavy duty materials handling equipment, automation applications and related services. It is the world leading supplier of cargo handling equipment to ports, terminals and intermodal facilities. Every fourth container or trailer transfer at terminals around the world is handled by a Kalmar machine.

The company also supplies a wide range of machines to demanding industrial customers for applications as diverse as handling steel and paper to shunting road trailers at distribution hubs.

Kalmar is also leading the way in port automation applications with its application of unmanned container handling technology, on-board smart features and remote maintenance products developed in co-operation with customers and partners.

Kalmar product range is complemented by a large range of value added services such as maintenance contracts and fleet management.

Production plants are situated in Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, Malaysia, China and the USA. Kalmar net sales were EUR 1,147 million in 2005.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec Corporation, the world leading provider of cargo handling solutions, which are used in local transportation, terminals, ports, distribution centers, and ships. In 2005 Cargotec net sales exceeded EUR 2.3 billion. Cargotec class B shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.
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